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Drew University’s Top Stories of 2020

New programs, rankings, and responding to the coronavirus

December 2020 – In a year that never seemed to end, some stories from Drew University stood out.

Just missing out of making the Top 10 list of most-read stories on Drew’s website was the 2020 winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards wrap up. Now, onto the Top 10…

10. Kyle Weisholtz Fights COVID-19 on the Front Lines


Weisholtz, Drew’s associate director of health services, worked shifts at the Meadowlands Expo Center field hospital in Secaucus, NJ.

9. Drew Class Memes the Coronavirus


Students create COVID-themed memes in Susan Rakosi Rosenbloom's digital sociology class.

8. Drew Announces New Major in Finance, NYC Semester on Museums & Cultural Management


New BS degree comes two years after Drew created its MS in Finance, and months after Drew added new majors in marketing and accounting.

7. The Princeton Review Names Drew To Best Colleges, Best Value Lists


Drew once again faired well in The Princeton Review's student survey-based rankings for college theatre productions and race/class interaction.

6. Ask the Experts


Drew University professors delivered virtual presentations and answered questions on their areas of expertise as they relate to the coronavirus.

5. Drew Named Top 10 Best Buy for Second Straight Year


Fiske Guide to College's named Drew among the nation's top 10 private colleges and universities.

4. Arny Demain Passes Away


World-renowned microbiologist had been a research fellow in Drew's RISE program from 2001 until his passing in April at the age of 92.

3. Brianne Barker Explains the Coronavirus

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Brianne Barker delivered a set of virtual presentations, "Coronavirus Biology: Separating Fact from Fiction."

2. Drew Celebrates Day of Scholars, Virtually

Students delivered presentations, musical performances, and poetry readings.

1. Drew University Board of Trustees Announces Thomas J. Schwarz as Interim President


Schwarz had previously served as president of Purchase College, SUNY, from 2002 to 2019.

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